Surfing on Morocco’s Southwestern Coast

An increasing number of surfers from around the world are discovering the delights of Morocco’s more than 1,800 kilometers of beautiful beaches, warm weather and spectacular surf, and an increasing number of tour operators are offering various packages aimed at helping visiting surfers to make the most of their time in this exotic North African destination. It’s worth noting that, although Morocco is known for its temperate climate, some months of the year are better than others for enjoying this popular watersport. Generally, in the months of March and April, the Atlantic coastline experiences almost constant shore wind, while November is the rainy month. Nonetheless, with an average of 300 days of sunshine each year, Morocco is the perfect destination for sun and surf loving travelers.

Located in the seaside village of Tamraght, around 2 km from Taghazout, The Spot offers visitors an exciting Moroccan experience which includes surfing at pristine, tranquil beaches, comfortable accommodation, superb cuisine, hospitable staff and the opportunity to enjoy local culture. Whether guests are beginners or seasoned surfers, they will benefit from tuition by some of Morocco’s top surf instructors. While The Spot is just a short walk from the beach, surfers are offered the opportunity to be taken to a variety of surfing spots to experience difference surf conditions, based on level of experience.

Also based in Tamraght, Moroccan Surf Adventures offers tuition, accommodation and custom-made excursions to other areas of Morocco. With four beachside locations in Morocco’s Taghazout region, Surf Maroc offers yoga surf retreats, surf camps and a host of other made-to-order excursions.

Along Morocco’s southwest coastline, beginner and intermediate surfers can ride the waves at Banana Point, Devil’s Rock, Crocodiles, Panoramas, Desert Point, Camel Point, Tamri and Imsouane Bay, while more experienced surfers can enjoy the challenge of Spiders, Hash Point, Mysteries, Anchor Point, La Source, Killer Point, Draculas, Boilers, Imsouane Cathedral, and 11km and 12km – the latter two being 11km and 12km from Agadir respectively, and each offering very different surfing conditions. Enjoy!